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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Chapter 11 how many separate pay off situations are there for the two person games like Chicken where no player has an advantage?
(a) 4.
(b) 8.
(c) 6.
(d) 3.

2. What General believed it was justified to use nuclear weapons in Korea to prevent a North Korean and Chinese victory?
(a) MacArthur.
(b) Eisenhower.
(c) Pershing.
(d) LeMay.

3. Over the years variations on the Ohio study have included variables in gender, race and ____.
(a) Books read.
(b) Education.
(c) Car ownership.
(d) Eye color.

4. In what year did North Korea invade South Korea to start the Korean War?
(a) 1941.
(b) 1955.
(c) 1947.
(d) 1950.

5. Which game has a madman strategy?
(a) Bully.
(b) Chicken.
(c) Deadlock.
(d) Prisoner's Dilemma.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the most popular "solution" to the rational to cooperate in Prisoner's Dilemma as explained in Chapter 11?

2. Which game had a biblical example of how it is played in Chapter 11?

3. Which game is like a military confrontation where one party "beats up" on the opposing party, but runs the risk of having that opposing party decide it is better to retaliate?

4. In what field was game theory used to model evolutionary game theory?

5. What strategy embodied some human psychology aspects according to Chapter 12?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did a study reveal about the available bombs in the U.S. in 1947 and 1950?

2. In the nuclear war debate how did Francis Matthews figure?

3. What happened after von Neumann fell in 1955?

4. What is backwards induction?

5. How did evolutionary game theory come about?

6. What is Bully?

7. What is the madman strategy and how does it affect the game of chicken?

8. Who is Robert Axelrod and why did he hold tournaments?

9. What were the variables of later versions of the Ohio State studies?

10. Why did von Neumann's views about military technology in modern society change?

(see the answer keys)

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